Nutrition alumna Hillary Wright ’84 was a recent guest on The Media Narrative, a podcast created and hosted by UMass Amherst journalism alumnus Rob Hochschild ‘86.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg recently appeared on Connecting Point, a news show produced by local PBS station WGBY. Vandenberg discussed her research on the health risks of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).
New research by Xuehong Zhang of Harvard Medical School, with UMass Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson and others, incorporates biomarker risk factors into established breast cancer risk prediction models to see if their joint contribution could increase the models’ accuracy. Their initial findings are promising, significantly improving predictive outcomes for invasive breast cancer, particularly among postmenopausal women not using hormone therapy (HT).
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was looking for a preferred flu prediction model for use in its flu-forecasting challenge this season, an influenza-tracking model developed by a team led by Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich at the University of Massachusetts Amherst rose to the top and will be one of its principal prediction tools, Reich says.
MPH Nutrition student Sarah Ferguson was recently awarded the 2018 Colonel Frances G. Ballentine Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.
Katherine Boyer, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, recently received a National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Trailblazer Award to support a collaboration with Sunghoon “Ivan” Lee of the College of Information and Computing Sciences. The pair will develop and validate an integrated mobile health (mHealth) system for assessing the biomechanics of movement associated with knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
Researchers in the Department of Kinesiology are seeking both young and older volunteers for a study investigating age-related differences in muscle fatigue.
UMass Magazine highlights Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia '07 in a cover feature titled "Prime Mover." Describing him as a "vibrant, visionary UMass alumnus [who] brings rehab clinics and services to underserved communities at home and abroad," the story profiles Guobadia's work as co-founder, president and CEO of Move Together.
Associate Professor of Community Health Education Lisa Wexler's suicide prevention efforts are profiled in the latest issue of UMass Magazine. The story examines Wexler's work with Alaska Native communities to build resilience through community belonging and cultural continuity in an effort to lower suicide risk.
Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson is among five UMass scientists profiled in the latest issue of UMass Magazine for a feature article titled "Target: Breast Cancer." The story examines researchers who are investigating the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it.
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